Master Food Volunteers of Northern Virginia

Master Food Volunteers of Northern Virginia The Master Food Volunteer Program helps Extension reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food preparation, nutrition, food safety, and physical activity.
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Fun strawberry recipes!
05/20/2021

Fun strawberry recipes!

COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Is Now Available, Here Is What You Need To Know - Fairfax County Emergency Info...
05/13/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Is Now Available, Here Is What You Need To Know - Fairfax County Emergency Information

COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Is Now Available, Here Is What You Need To Know - Fairfax County Emergency Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that providers across the Commonwealth could begin vaccinating those aged 12-15 following federal approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents. Previously, this vaccine was only authorized for individuals ages 16 and older....

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post
05/05/2021

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post

Nutrition Myths & Tips class on April 22nd.
04/18/2021

Nutrition Myths & Tips class on April 22nd.

With the wealth of nutrition information available on the internet, it can sometimes be challenging to separate nutrition myths from facts. Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern Kamryn Zimmer will host a virtual “Nutrition Myths and Tips” lunch and learn on Thursday, April 22, from 12-1 p.m. Participants will learn about common nutrition myths as well as practical advice for making everyday meals more nutritious.

Registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQBFWYR. A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the program.

#VTHNFE #vtdieteticinternship #dietitian #vthnfehealthy #healthylifestyle #registereddietitian #dietitianapproved #vthnfetipsandfavs #dieteticsstudent #nutritionstudent #futuredietitian #nutrition #IamVTCALS

Virginia Tech M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Program
Hokie Wellness for Students
Hokie Wellness for Employees

https://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/hokie-wellness-hokie-health-nutrition.html?utm_source=cmpgn_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_041521-fs

New Vaccine Scheduling Process to Begin April 18; All People Age 16+ Eligible for a Vaccine in Phase 2 - Fairfax County ...
04/17/2021
New Vaccine Scheduling Process to Begin April 18; All People Age 16+ Eligible for a Vaccine in Phase 2 - Fairfax County Emergency Information

New Vaccine Scheduling Process to Begin April 18; All People Age 16+ Eligible for a Vaccine in Phase 2 - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Beginning Sunday, April 18, all individuals in the Fairfax Health District who are 16 or older will be eligible to directly schedule a vaccine appointment through VaccineFinder.org as Fairfax County moves into Phase 2 with the rest of Virginia. With this new system, Fairfax County will no longer acc...

04/16/2021

Donate your old pots & pans to the Food Pantry this Saturday, April 17. We are collecting housewares to give to our pantry clients who are in need of basic cooking items. We will be collecting donations between 10:30am - Noon in the Food Pantry parking lot. Thank you.

Join WalkArlington's 8-Week Walking Challenge! Register by April 15th.Walking for 30 minutes a day is a great way to inv...
04/13/2021
Invest in Yourself | WalkArlington

Join WalkArlington's 8-Week Walking Challenge! Register by April 15th.

Walking for 30 minutes a day is a great way to invest in yourself. Sign-up for the 8-Week Walking Challenge and gain access to free yoga, advice from wellness professionals, accountability partners, guided mindful walk, goal setting tools, and a virtual community of people with similar goals. Sign up at https://www.walkarlington.com/WalkArlChallenge/

Registration ends April 15 Fitness | Health | Mindfulness | Accountability Walking for 30 minutes a day is a great way to invest in yourself. Taking care of your mental and physical wellness can sometimes become secondary to daily responsibilities, but it is the most important thing that you may eve...

04/02/2021

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Do you need health insurance? Now is a great time to reach out to our Eligibility Team. They can help connect you to an ACA health plan during this Special Enrollment Period or to Virginia Medicaid.

Assistance is free, contact-less, and done one-on-one over the phone. Call (703) 225-9478.

Thank you to the Virginia Health Care Foundation and Cover Virginia for their support of our outreach work.

#HelpWithHealth #ACA #Medicaid

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post
04/01/2021

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post

This past fall we trained the first virtual class of Master Food Volunteers in the state! We had 6 amazing graduates and...
03/31/2021
Graduates of first virtual Master Food Volunteers program ready to serve Virginia communities

This past fall we trained the first virtual class of Master Food Volunteers in the state! We had 6 amazing graduates and look forward to using this format for our next training class. 🍅🥗👩‍🏫👩‍🍳

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s initiative that teaches ordinary Virginians to be food safety and nutrition educators had to undergo a challenging transformation in light of the pandemic, but now it’s back and better than ever.

Timeline Photos
03/29/2021

Timeline Photos

Do you need food assistance or know someone who does? We can help. Get information on food distribution sites, programs to help purchase food and delivery options for older adults at alexandriava.gov/115053.

03/17/2021

Backdated P-EBT benefits covering the months of October and November have been issued to P-EBT and SNAP EBT cards. Eligible households should now see those benefits reflected in their accounts. Directions for how to PIN your card can be found on our P-EBT FAQ page (www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/pebt/faq.cgi). Questions regarding issuances can be directed to the P-EBT Call Center from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM Monday-Friday at 866-513-1414 (toll-free) or 804-294-1633.

Español: Retroactivo beneficios P-EBT que cubren los meses de octubre y noviembre se han emitido a las tarjetas P-EBT y SNAP EBT. Los hogares elegibles ahora deberían ver esos beneficios reflejados en sus cuentas. En nuestra página de preguntas frecuentes sobre P-EBT, puede encontrar instrucciones sobre cómo ingresar el PIN de su tarjeta (www.dss.virginia.gov/pebt-espanol). Las preguntas relacionadas con las emisiones pueden dirigirse al Centro de atención telefónica de P-EBT de 7:00 AM-6:00 PM de lunes a viernes al 866-513-1414 (llamada gratuita) o al 804-294-1633.

Fairfax County’s Health Department Vaccine Registration has incorporated personnel who work at Food Banks, Food Pantries...
03/17/2021
Registration Now Open for Three More 1b Essential Worker Groups - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Fairfax County’s Health Department Vaccine Registration has incorporated personnel who work at Food Banks, Food Pantries and Food Distribution sites in Fairfax County as being eligible for registration for the COVID19 vaccine - as approved by the Virginia Department of Health. Individuals who work at these sites are now eligible to register under the ‘Food & Agriculture’ category. 🥳https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2021/03/17/registration-now-open-for-three-more-1b-essential-worker-groups/

Beginning today, March 17, individuals who live or work the Fairfax Health District that fall into the following categories are now eligible to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine: Food and Agriculture Manufacturing Grocery Store Workers See below for specific category details defined by the CDC and....

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post
03/17/2021

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post

Timeline Photos
03/15/2021

Timeline Photos

🍎 What's for breakfast & lunch? Menus for in-person learning are now available in the SchoolCafé app or online at www.schoolcafe.com/ALEXANDRIACPS. See nutritional information, ingredients and allergens for all menu items. Download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

03/12/2021

Trying to stay #healthy? Virginia Tech Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise expert Brenda Davy says some great ways to do this are to cook at home, drink more water, and get #outside. 👇
vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2021/01/nutrition_expert

Great collaboration in Alexandria to allow for meal distribution to occur.
03/09/2021

Great collaboration in Alexandria to allow for meal distribution to occur.

NEW: Our food distribution to "pop-up" community locations will now be made by DASH buses instead of school buses. See the new times: https://bit.ly/33NScs8

💙💛 THANK YOU to DASHBus for making this happen as our school buses return to transporting our students!

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post
03/04/2021

Photos from The Virginia Department of Social Services's post

Two free virtual cooking/nutrition classes through Virginia Tech & Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Consumer Scienc...
02/26/2021

Two free virtual cooking/nutrition classes through Virginia Tech & Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Consumer Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia Tech Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Dietetic Interns!

Tuesday, March 2, 12-1pm-- Lunch & Learn on Building Better Salads
Join VCE and VT dietetic interns to learn how to make salads that are healthy AND delicious! We will review the building blocks of a great salad and how to make sure your salad is nutritionally balanced. We will wrap up with a demonstration of how to make your own crave-worthy salad dressings at home.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 6:15-7:15pm-- Fighting Food Waste at Home
Join Virginia Tech dietetic interns to learn strategies for reducing food waste at home! You will learn how to properly store different fruits and vegetables, how to use expiration dates, and creative ways to store and use foods before they go bad. We will wrap up with a demonstration on how to turn almost any vegetable into quick pickles that you can store in the fridge for up to 2 months!

Register now! The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge from Food Solutions New England runs from April 5 to 25,...
02/16/2021
21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge – Food Solutions New England

Register now! The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge from Food Solutions New England runs from April 5 to 25, 2021. https://foodsolutionsne.org/21-day-racial-equity-habit-building-challenge/

From April 5th to the 25th join together with thousands of people on a shared journey of learning, expanding your knowledge, and charting a course of action to dismantle racism in our food system and our world!

FYI new tools from Fairfax County Health Department
02/12/2021

FYI new tools from Fairfax County Health Department

We have launched new technology solutions to help residents further understand vaccine status in the Fairfax Health District. The new tools include:
• Vaccine and Registration Data Dashboard
• Vaccine Registration Status Checker
• Weekly emails to those on the waitlist
Find out more: https://bit.ly/2Z8Pyv6
#FFXCOVID

Nutrition and Impact on Development
02/11/2021
Nutrition and Impact on Development

Nutrition and Impact on Development

Join other parents in your community to share experiences and learn about topics relevant to your family each week.

Learn about safe food preservation from our favorite Extension Specialist, Melissa Chase!
02/07/2021
Safe food preservation practices with the Virginia Cooperative Extension

Learn about safe food preservation from our favorite Extension Specialist, Melissa Chase!

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — When safe processing equipment and supplies are difficult to find, it may be tempting to cut corners on food preservation methods or use alternative supplies and equipme…

Check out the latest Buzz, Body, and Bites issue at https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/arlington_ext_vt_edu/files/...
02/04/2021

Check out the latest Buzz, Body, and Bites issue athttps://arlington.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/arlington_ext_vt_edu/files/BBB_February_2021_Final.pdf

Check out the latest Buzz, Body, and Bites issue athttps://arlington.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/arlington_ext_vt_edu/files/BBB_February_2021_Final.pdf

Stuff the Bus this weekend, virtually or in person!
02/03/2021

Stuff the Bus this weekend, virtually or in person!

Help your neighbors in need: contribute to Stuff the Bus!

Look for the CUE Bus that will be parked from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday, 2/6 at Van Dyck Park. Non-perishable food donations are accepted for area nonprofit organizations.

Prefer a virtual donation? You can do that, too!

Info: fairfaxva.gov, search "Stuff the Bus"

Eating a healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection...
01/21/2021
Why healthy eating can help you fight COVID-19

Eating a healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, said Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

A healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, says Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

01/20/2021

Congratulations on a well-deserved HCAT ArlingtonHigh Five to our friends Real Food For Kids for all that they have been doing to support NOVA residents. We're looking forward to another year of partnering to provide nutrition education in the community and fight food insecurity.

"In accordance with the Virginia Department of Health, Fairfax County will begin scheduling appointments for eligible pe...
01/09/2021
Fairfax County Health Department

"In accordance with the Virginia Department of Health, Fairfax County will begin scheduling appointments for eligible persons in the Phase 1b group, beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Vaccinations for the 1a group, which have been ongoing for weeks, will continue as well."
DETAILS: https://bit.ly/3oFw9wM

Vaccinations Begin Week of Jan. 11 for Eligible 1b Populations
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Today, the Virginia Department of Health announced that select health districts in Virginia will begin vaccinating priority group 1b the week of Jan. 11. This includes adults age 75 and older; people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters migrant labor camps; and frontline essential workers.

In accordance with the Virginia Department of Health, Fairfax County will begin scheduling appointments for eligible persons in the Phase 1b group, beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Vaccinations for the 1a group, which have been ongoing for weeks, will continue as well.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/3oFw9wM

12/31/2020
HCAT Arlington

HCAT Arlington

USDA has released their new dietary guidelines for Americans. Check out https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/ for more information on the updated guidelines.

Among the key recommendations:
* Limiting added sugars* to less than 10% of calories per day for ages 2 and older and to avoid added sugars for infants and toddlers;
* Limiting saturated fat to less than 10% of calories per day starting at age 2;
* Limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300mg per day (or even less if younger than 14);
* Limiting alcoholic beverages (if consumed) to 2 drinks or less a day for men and 1 drink or less a day for women.

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